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nashorn
01/08/2007, 01:35 AM
I had about 20-30 in my 100gal tank 2 years ago but now I only have about 2 not sure what happen to them. I never see them on the rocks only on the sides of the tank.

AllenFord_SC
01/08/2007, 01:41 AM
I had about 30 to start but my hermits slowly wiped them out. Even with the extra shells in the tank the hermits seemed to prefer theirs instead. Oh well.

stewie24
01/08/2007, 05:54 AM
I have 4 astreas in my 10 gallon and 8 astreas in my 55 gallon.
I don't use snails too much as I find my glass gets covered with coraline rather quickly, so i use hermits, which seem to get the job done.
Stewie

dc
01/08/2007, 07:14 AM
I have a big giant snail eating worm in my tank. I have to replace them often.

nashorn
01/08/2007, 05:02 PM
So it maybe the Hermits crabs killing them. I over did the hermit crabs(300) about a year ago to wipe out my hair alge.Only about 40 of them left too.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8924647#post8924647 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by AllenFord_SC
I had about 30 to start but my hermits slowly wiped them out. Even with the extra shells in the tank the hermits seemed to prefer theirs instead. Oh well.

rockindacheeks
01/08/2007, 05:30 PM
in my 60 i have about 50 total... 20 nassarius 10 smaller turbos 5 margeritas 5 ceriths and 10 trochus... no hermits

Amphiprion
01/08/2007, 05:34 PM
I have about 20 Astrea spp. in my 75 (maybe less), along with hundreds of rissoid snails, maybe a few ceriths. I only have maybe 5 hermits. The Astrea and hermits have been around for at least 8 years, though.

petoonia
01/08/2007, 05:51 PM
I started out with about 35 snails in my 65g I probably have about 25 left.

Pez Vela
01/08/2007, 05:53 PM
I have all strombus, cerith & nassarius snails in my tank. I cannot keep track on how many. The strombus snails multiply like crazy, but a few get wiped out by the hermies now and then. Someone on this board once wrote...

"If you can count how many snails you have, then you do not have enough!"

I live by that.

Mike

evilsike
01/08/2007, 06:31 PM
46g and started with 6 astrea 3years back. I think 5 or all is still present. 5 nassarius, 20 cerith (over time but I think 3 left coz of those evil hermits), 5 turbo and 2 bumble bee

reeformadness
01/08/2007, 06:42 PM
I wish I could tell you. Its too hard to tell, I just added 15 to what I think was 1, but I only can confirm 5 are living. 75 gallon. Added 50 Trochus once and that was too much.

THB
01/08/2007, 07:02 PM
In the 37T we have 1 turbo, 6 trochus, 12 nassarius, 6 nerites, and numerous tiny peppermint snails. In the 55, we have 3 turbos, 12 ceriths, 12 nassarius, 6 trochus, 6 astreas, and about 100 tiny peppermints.

frederickk
01/09/2007, 06:43 PM
I have about 55 astreas in my 77g for a year now.

sunfish11
01/09/2007, 06:47 PM
In my 210 I have about 60 astrea, 4 Mexican Turbo, 40-50 nasarius, Fighting conch, queen conch, zillions of unidentified tiny ones, lots of stomatella, and a cowry that came with an order of astrea.

Lisa